Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Monthly mortgage payment

Release date: May 3, 2017


Refers to regular monthly mortgage or loan payments for the dwelling.

Statistical unit(s)

Owner household


Not applicable

Reported in

2016 (25% sample); 2011Note 1 (30% sample); 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986 and 1981 (20% sample).

Reported for

Owner households in non-farm private dwellings

Question number(s)

Direct variable: Question F10a)


None; Dollar value


In cases where mortgage payments are made in increments other than monthly (e.g., biweekly), all payments made in that year are added and then divided by 12, to obtain the average monthly amount paid.

See also the shelter cost definition.


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